As I walked into the fabric store with my soon to me mother-in-law I was not sure what I would find. I had my photo research of what I would like my dress to be, but being the only fabric store for miles, in this little Italian town, I really did not know.
I immediately walked toward the silk section, which anything close to bridal was only shantung. I was fortunate to find a nice silver tone, which was close to my color selection from my research. So I purchased it.
When I it was ready to be worn for my big day, which was less than a month later, I still remember the first words my mother-in-law said to me. "Wow, the fabric looks so much different then it did in the store!"
The completion of my dress had given it so much life! It was a wonderful sight, I could not have asked for any other dress for that marvelous day!
The lifeless threads that ran through the lifeless yardage of silk shantung, now were given an unbeliveable life.